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2010-12-03 09:40:46

The annual NASA Student Launch Projects rocketry challenge, now under way, promises to send aloft more rockets than ever before in its 11-year history. And some of them, for the first time ever, will splash down in the Atlantic Ocean instead of dropping into a North Alabama cornfield.More than 500 student rocketeers from 26 states will take part in the 2010-11 launch projects. Nineteen middle school and high school teams will tackle the Student Launch Initiative, while 33 college and...

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2010-11-26 12:39:26

By Steven Siceloff. NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center A space shuttle main engine burns at 6,000 degrees F, but the outside of the nozzle remains cool to the touch. Prior to launch, sometimes it even frosts over. The nozzle technology that allows a finger-width of ridged metal to contain and steer flames that would boil iron is just one of the scores of innovations designers came up with for the engines three decades ago. Such advances were critical if NASA was going to realize its plans...

2010-01-20 12:54:00

BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Buffalo New York Saturn customers are in for some welcome news despite General Motors' decision to phase out the Saturn brand. Recognizing that existing Saturn owners will be concerned about ongoing service, parts and maintenance of their Saturn vehicles, the West Herr organization has decided to embrace the eventual restructuring of their two Saturn stores by creating a new Saturn service center in Orchard Park, New York. The new West Herr Saturn...

2009-11-09 15:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Forty years after humans first walked on the moon, NASA is offering the next generation of explorers a chance to learn how the challenges of the Apollo 11 mission were met. Through a series of interactive educational videoconferences, students will hear firsthand accounts of the people who made the lunar landing possible. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) During a week of programs beginning Nov. 16, NASA's Digital...

2009-10-20 17:12:00

HOUSTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Oct. 24, Johnson Space Center (JSC) will open its doors to the public as part of the 16th Annual Ballunar Liftoff Festival. Visitors will have a chance to help celebrate NASA's past, present and future during a special storytelling event scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Teague Auditorium located in Building 2 North. (http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) Presentations will include stories from the Apollo era...

2009-07-29 16:05:00

CANOGA PARK, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Capping a legacy that spans 34 years, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne completed the final planned test on a Space Shuttle Main Engine (SSME) today at the John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC) in Mississippi. The successful hot-fire test was the 2,730th for the SSME, the world's only reusable liquid hydrogen engine designed for human space flight. Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. "Because of the...

2009-06-26 10:26:22

 On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the historic first moon landing, NASA is seeking ideas from the public, academia, and industry about how to analyze and catalog notes from spaceflight pioneer Wernher von Braun into an electronic, searchable database or other system. Von Braun was the first director of NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., and a key figure in the development of the Saturn V rocket and NASA's Apollo program. NASA has a full collection of "Weekly...

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2009-05-16 14:55:00

James Webb garnered tremendous praise for his management acumen as NASA's administrator during the race to space and the moon. But along with setting a course for a clearly left-brained organization focused on engineering and inventing technology, Webb also gave NASA room for the right-brain to breathe a bit.In 1962, Webb sent a two-paragraph memo that suggested involving artists to help tell the agency's story of adventure.That was all James Dean needed to start a program that would produce...

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2008-12-18 15:56:35

The International Space Station crew, paving the way for NASA's return to the moon, will honor the first humans to journey there 40 years ago with a special message. Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineers Sandy Magnus and Yury Lonchakov will pay homage to that bold December 1968 voyage in a message that will air on NASA Television as part of the daily Video File, beginning at 11 a.m. CST, Friday, Dec. 19. The video also will be broadcast in high definition on the NASA TV HD...

2008-06-24 09:01:11

By Gavin Engelbrecht As Nasa prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary, Gavin Engelbrecht enjoys the narrative thrust of a history of the men behind the space exploration programme NASA: The Complete Illustrated History by Michael Gorn (Merrell, [pounds]17.95) IT was only slightly larger than a basketball, but it could be seen crossing the night sky and its bleeping signature tune could be picked up on a family radio. But the Sputnik satellite galvanised a nation into a space race that...


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  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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